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Brown Cow Hill, taking the wrong turning again, beware!

Brown Cow Hill, taking the wrong turning again, beware!


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 pm

Route description: Brown Cow Hill circuit, Cock Bridge

Corbetts included on this walk: Brown Cow Hill

Date walked: 19/02/2017

Time taken: 4.75 hours

Distance: 13.7 km

Ascent: 552m

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Good weather forecast for the Sunday but by now nearly all the recently fallen snow had all but disappeared, but at least the roads were clear of snow and ice although that didn't stop Mountain Thyme having an eventful drive up from Glasgow to meet me at Blairgowrie where we were to be enjoying our breakfast and where I was to be hitching a ride in her car. Just outside Perth she was to be having a steering battle with a diesel spill and again on the outskirts of Blair head on collision with a pigeon, the pigeon lost, thankfully the windscreen stayed intact, I think she needed her breakfast after that, which was confirmed as her plate was clean in five minutes flat. We headed off towards Braemar and then on the Tomintoul road towards Cock Bridge to the starting point the car park at Corgarff Castle

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Heading up towards the castle on the track from the car park
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Climbing the gate although there is a stile on your right
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Looking back towards the castle
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Looking back further along the track, we have come over at a higher level path on the left to meet up with the track on the right, other walkers have also decided to get out on a clear day ideal conditions for a hillwalk
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Beyond the plantations you find an obvious and good looking track on your right, do not take this as this heads off in the direction of Carn Oighreag shown on OS map 726m
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Further up this track
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Too busy gassing and not paying attention I realise that I have got it wrong again and it's a dtrop down between the two hills over terrain not too rough
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David finds one of the rare deep pockets of snow, but finds it funny all the same
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Now heading South West up the broad North East shoulder of Brown Cow Hill
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Then the start of the peat bogs begin
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Living up to it's name
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The cairn at the 823m top looking towards Morven. About here if you look carefully you with find an indistinct track on your right follow this to miss peat bogs. Yep we missed the track.
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The cairn at the 823m top looking towards Morven. About here if you look carefully you with find an indistinct track on your right follow this to miss peat bogs. Yep we missed the track.
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Peat bogs
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A sea of peat which has to be negotiated
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Mountain Thyme's off to get to the cairn first 2hours 20 mins. Stopped here for about half an hour for a snack and some green tea and to take more photographs. Included in the recorded time taken
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Kidding on she's been there a long while waiting for the two of us
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Three happy Corbeteers
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Taking in the views and also taking lots of photographs
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Heading back along the track on the North side missing out the peat bogs to a large extent
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Heading off down the North East shoulder towards the track below
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Walking towards the tree plantation near the track
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Back at the gate to the rear of the castle, playing with the cameras
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Row of trees in the front of the castle
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Taken from the field on the North looking towards the castle
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Re: Brown Cow Hill, taking the wrong turning again, beware!

Postby David-Main » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:47 am

Great day all the same Rod :lol: :lol:
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Re: Brown Cow Hill, taking the wrong turning again, beware!

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:10 am

David-Main wrote:Great day all the same Rod :lol: :lol:


It was that David, you have a good holiday break now. It looks like the big Saturday walk might have to be shortened depending on the amount of white stuff that falls on Thursday :( :( Might have to leave for longer Summer days.
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